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Discovery Cube Orange County

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Address: 2500 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705-6600
Phone Number: +1 714-542-2823
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Imaginations twist and fly through more than 100 hands-on exhibits at...

Imaginations twist and fly through more than 100 hands-on exhibits at Discovery Cube OC (previously Discovery Science Center). Take the Eco Challenge and become a green superhero, feel the power of a real rocket engine "launch" and explore the inner workings of a two-story tall dinosaur! Traveling exhibits and annual events such as Spooky Science and Science of Gingerbread throughout the year ensure that there is always something new to discover.

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This fun place for kids to discover new things and very good knowledge of information there's lots of parking space and it's close to Santa ana mall.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is always enjoyable me and my grandchildren. The exhibits are interesting and enjoyable. There is always lots to experience.

Thank Edward B
orange county california
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

While the kids -7 and 4 - enjoyed their first visit, the Turtles exhibit was kind of a dud, and a lot of the hockey stuff didn't work or wasn't open. It seems like the whole place needs an update. Plus the kids who work there need more training and info on the exhibits.

Thank cb1756
Visalia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Such a wonderful experience for young and old. They have two levels of excitement. I loved the grocery store upstairs learned a little myself. Kids loved the cooking class, a must if you have little chiefs. It's an extra fee but still a lot of fun. The dinosaur dig out side was so interactive and educational. Great stop when your... More 

1 Thank Joy932772002
Lake Forest, California
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had seen the cube on I5 North but never had a chance to stop. We took our grand children 4 and 6 and not only they loved it especially the shopping section. A docent was discussing predators vs. preys. We were amazed our 4yr old was interested and our 6yr old knew most of the answers. Exhibits are great... More 

Thank Christian M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This fun place for kids to discover new things and very good knowledge of information there's lots of parking space and it's close to Santa ana mall.

Thank cirare13
Los Angeles, California
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194 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

There are two Discovery Cubes. The other is in Sylmar, but this one is a little bigger. The exhibits are similar in the two centers except for the traveling temporary exhibits which sometimes travel from one to the other. Also there is no giant cube in Sylmar. The Discovery Cubes are science centers primarily designed for children, but adults can... More 

2 Thank Kenneth L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Dinosaur exhibition was good but other things were not that surprise or outstanding compare to admit price.

Thank Aileen K
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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335 reviews
80 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I have to give this 5 stars, not least as some of my children told me they preferred this to Disneyland! It is a great place - from the design to the delivery. Easy to access, although a shame that there is a parking charge, and I don't know why when the car park is sponsored by Taco Bell (poor... More 

1 Thank Stenvoid
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

There are several different "rooms" for your little one to explore. Each room has inter-active elements, which keeps the child involved and entertained.

2 Thank Lena K
Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Discovering the different things to do at the cube was very entertaining. Kept my children busy all day. It was very entertaining and very hands on. The current exhibit, which is the Harley Davidson Exhibit, is not that detailed or fun. Very boring in my opinion but the other exhibits on the floor were pretty entertaining.

1 Thank spiritfilled30

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